Swiss double tax treaties – a one-sided affair?

This content was published on January 29, 2014 - 18:58

Recent tax talks

At the World Economic Forum (Wef) in Davos in January, Swiss Finance Minister Eveline Widmer-Schlumpf held talks with Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, to confirm Switzerland's willingness to play a constructive and active role in the development of a global standard for the automatic exchange of information which is moving ahead fast.

Both sides acknowledged Switzerland's signing of the OECD/Council of Europe Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters, as well as the progress made within the framework of the Global Forum's peer review.

The automatic exchange of information was also discussed during talks with the European Commissioner for Taxation, Algirdas Šemeta. Other topics addressed on this occasion included the current status of the discussions on business taxation, as well as the ongoing negotiations on the taxation of savings agreement.

(Source: Swiss finance ministry)

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